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** Early on, he points out the characters sound like idiots in several things (Such as ''Anime/YuYuHakusho Poltergeist Report'') for repeating what someone just told them to ask for clarification - this is actually common in Japan (and even outside Japan, where people often do that to ask for clarification on something) as it shows you're listening. As a fan of anime, this is something people eventually learn.

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** During his review of the first Pokemon movie, Bennett asked if Ash had ever won a Pokemon Championship outside of [[{{Filler}} the Orange League]], with [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] admitting he hadn't. Over 2 years later, Ash would wind up winning the Alola League.


* GeniusBonus: In his review of ''Manga/{{X|1999}}'', he states that trying to understand the plot while watching it for the first time is "like trying to read ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' in [[UsefulNotes/IndianLanguages Sanskrit]]". That's not the only example, either; he references some pretty obscure works, anime and otherwise.

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* GeniusBonus: In his review of ''Manga/{{X|1999}}'', he states that trying to understand the plot while watching it for the first time is "like trying to read ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' in [[UsefulNotes/IndianLanguages Sanskrit]]". That's not the only example, either; example; he references some pretty obscure works, anime and otherwise.


* FunnyAneursmMoment: His CrossOver with WebVideoTheNostalgiaCritic ends with Rob Walker chastising the Critic for kidnapping Sage and sending him home first class in exchange for not suing them. This became a ''lot'' darker following the revelations about Website/ChannelAwesome in 2018, such as Rob's BadBoss tendencies and how they kept Justin Carmichael's actions covered up.

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* FunnyAneursmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment: His CrossOver with WebVideoTheNostalgiaCritic WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic ends with Rob Walker chastising the Critic for kidnapping Sage and sending him home first class in exchange for not suing them. This became a ''lot'' darker following the revelations about Website/ChannelAwesome in 2018, such as Rob's BadBoss tendencies and how they kept Justin Carmichael's actions covered up.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Marc the Engineer's role as The Duke (though an homage to a character from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'') in the ''Anime/TwilightOfTheCockroaches'' review was divisive, as many felt he came across as an unpleasant {{jerkass}} (and in the commentaries even Marc himself felt uncomfortable with the character, though Bennett found it funny). His appearances afterwards tone him down to a humorously prickly BadBoss.



* BaseBreakingCharacter: Marc the Engineer's role as The Duke (though an homage to a character from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'') in the ''Anime/TwilightOfTheCockroaches'' review was divisive, as many felt he came across as an unpleasant {{jerkass}} (and in the commentaries even Marc himself felt uncomfortable with the character, though Bennett found it funny). His appearances afterwards tone him down to a humorously prickly BadBoss.


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* FunnyAneursmMoment: His CrossOver with WebVideoTheNostalgiaCritic ends with Rob Walker chastising the Critic for kidnapping Sage and sending him home first class in exchange for not suing them. This became a ''lot'' darker following the revelations about Website/ChannelAwesome in 2018, such as Rob's BadBoss tendencies and how they kept Justin Carmichael's actions covered up.


** Then came his review of one of ''Manga/InuYasha'''s [[Anime/InuYashaTheMovieAffectionsTouchingAcrossTime movies]]. [[InternetBackdraft You can take a wild guess as to how fans reacted to it.]]

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** Then came his review of one of ''Manga/InuYasha'''s [[Anime/InuYashaTheMovieAffectionsTouchingAcrossTime movies]]. [[InternetBackdraft You can take a wild guess as to how fans reacted to it.]]


* InternetBackdraft: The vast majority of the comments for Sage's review of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' are from angry NGE fans, criticizing him for "not understanding" it, particularly for [[{{Wangst}} his opinions of Shinji]] and ''[[MindScrew End of Evangelion]]'' as a whole. As of this writing, the "dislike" bar is almost equal to the "likes" bar.
** Much more minor, but Marc the Engineer can get a bit of this from the ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' review for claiming the film was considered by the Sonic fanbase to be objectively bad, when in actuality, it's considered by the fandom to be not just be a good movie, but one of the few Video Game to movie adaptations that isn't bad. This seems to stem from more of his personal bias against it, resulting in the above claim.


** Then came his review of one of ''Manga/InuYasha'''s [[Anime/InuYashaTheMovieAffectionsTouchingAcrossTime movies]]. You can take a wild guess as to how fans reacted to it.

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** Then came his review of one of ''Manga/InuYasha'''s [[Anime/InuYashaTheMovieAffectionsTouchingAcrossTime movies]]. [[InternetBackdraft You can take a wild guess as to how fans reacted to it.]]


** He mentions that he's probably gonna get flak for calling ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' a SoOkayItsAverage show instead of the spectacular rebirth of the shonen genre many label it as in his "''Oldtaku, New Tricks''" review of the show but he still charges into the fray, claiming that he doesn't ''hate'' the series, and explains what he ''does'' like, but he really doesn't think it's worth all of the noise and [[TournamentArc what he hates]] [[StockJapaneseCharacter about it]], he really, ''really'' hates.

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** He mentions that he's probably gonna get flak for calling ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' a SoOkayItsAverage show instead of the spectacular rebirth of the shonen genre many label it as in his "''Oldtaku, New Tricks''" review of the show but he still charges into the fray, claiming that he doesn't ''hate'' the series, and explains what he ''does'' like, but he really doesn't think it's worth all of the noise and [[TournamentArc what he hates]] [[StockJapaneseCharacter [[StockJapaneseCharacters about it]], he really, ''really'' hates.


** In an interesting aversion, he caught a ton of flack for ''not'' doing this to ''Violence Jack''. Not that it's not because he finds it good, mind you, but rather because the content is so chock full of things he can't show, that it's unreviewable.

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** In an interesting aversion, he caught a ton of flack for ''not'' doing this to ''Violence Jack''. Not that it's not because he finds it good, mind you, but rather because he claims the content is so chock full of things he can't show, that it's unreviewable.



** He invokes the fact that he's probably gonna get flak for calling out ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' a SoOkayItsAverage show instead of the Second Coming of the Shonen genre many other people label it as in his "''Oldtaku, New Tricks''" review of the show but he still charges into the fray, pointing out that he doesn't ''hates'' the series, and explains what he ''do'' likes, but he really doesn't thinks it's worth all of the noise and what he hates of it he really, ''really'' hates.

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** He invokes the fact mentions that he's probably gonna get flak for calling out ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' a SoOkayItsAverage show instead of the Second Coming spectacular rebirth of the Shonen shonen genre many other people label it as in his "''Oldtaku, New Tricks''" review of the show but he still charges into the fray, pointing out claiming that he doesn't ''hates'' ''hate'' the series, and explains what he ''do'' likes, ''does'' like, but he really doesn't thinks think it's worth all of the noise and [[TournamentArc what he hates of it hates]] [[StockJapaneseCharacter about it]], he really, ''really'' hates.


** He falls into this when doing Creator/GoNagai's work. He was baffled by Ryo's inconsistent mood in the ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' review, unaware that [[spoiler:Ryo is revealed to be a dormant Satan]]. Also, he didn't seem to know that ''New Cutey Honey'' is a continuation of the original show and manga from the 70's. He's also unaware that ''Manga/ViolenceJack'' is [[spoiler:a continuation of ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' with Jack being Akira's reincarnation.]]

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** He falls into this when doing Creator/GoNagai's work. He was baffled by Ryo's inconsistent mood in the ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' review, unaware that [[spoiler:Ryo is revealed to be a dormant Satan]]. Also, he didn't seem to know that ''New Cutey Honey'' is a continuation of the original show and manga from the 70's. He's also unaware that ''Manga/ViolenceJack'' is [[spoiler:a continuation of ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' with Jack being Akira's reincarnation.]]reincarnation]].



* FridgeBrilliance: Bennett's theme for ''Anime Abandon'' is "Ultra" by Music/{{KMFDM}}. The song was also used in ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' during the [[ShowerScene one scene]] [[EveryoneRemembersTheStripper everyone remembers]]. Of course, that would be the theme for the anime review show that more often than not looks at the more perverse side of anime.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Bennett's theme for ''Anime Abandon'' is "Ultra" by Music/{{KMFDM}}. The song was also used in ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' during the [[ShowerScene one scene]] [[EveryoneRemembersTheStripper everyone remembers]].that's BestKnownForTheFanservice. Of course, that would be the theme for the anime review show that more often than not looks at the more perverse side of anime.


** He invokes the fact that he's probably gonna get flak for calling out ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' a SoGoodItsAverage show instead of a Second Coming of the Shonen genre many other people label it as in his "''Oldtaku, New Tricks''" review of the show but he still charges into the fray, pointing out that he doesn't ''hates'' the series, and explains what he ''do'' likes, but he really doesn't thinks it's worth all of the noise and what he hates of it he really, ''really'' hates.

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** He invokes the fact that he's probably gonna get flak for calling out ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' a SoGoodItsAverage SoOkayItsAverage show instead of a the Second Coming of the Shonen genre many other people label it as in his "''Oldtaku, New Tricks''" review of the show but he still charges into the fray, pointing out that he doesn't ''hates'' the series, and explains what he ''do'' likes, but he really doesn't thinks it's worth all of the noise and what he hates of it he really, ''really'' hates.

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** He invokes the fact that he's probably gonna get flak for calling out ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' a SoGoodItsAverage show instead of a Second Coming of the Shonen genre many other people label it as in his "''Oldtaku, New Tricks''" review of the show but he still charges into the fray, pointing out that he doesn't ''hates'' the series, and explains what he ''do'' likes, but he really doesn't thinks it's worth all of the noise and what he hates of it he really, ''really'' hates.


** In his review of ''[[Anime/StreetFighterAlphaTheAnimation Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation]]'', Bennett believed that the kid that Ryu encountered in [[BigBad Dr. Sadler's]] laboratory was Shun and was surprised to see him inside Rosanov. The boy Ryu met was not Shun, nor did he look like him. Not only did he have a slightly different hairstyle, he also had freckles which Shun did not have.

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** In his review of ''[[Anime/StreetFighterAlphaTheAnimation Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation]]'', Bennett believed that the mentally-broken kid that Ryu encountered in [[BigBad Dr. Sadler's]] laboratory was Shun and was surprised and outraged to see him perfectly fine inside Rosanov. Rosanov some time afterwards. The boy Ryu met earlier was not Shun, nor did he look like him. Not only did he have a slightly different hairstyle, he also had freckles which Shun did not have.

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** In his review of ''[[Anime/StreetFighterAlphaTheAnimation Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation]]'', Bennett believed that the kid that Ryu encountered in [[BigBad Dr. Sadler's]] laboratory was Shun and was surprised to see him inside Rosanov. The boy Ryu met was not Shun, nor did he look like him. Not only did he have a slightly different hairstyle, he also had freckles which Shun did not have.

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